Silver Spring residents, Sarah O’Herron and Ed Boyce, bought their first farm in Mount Airy (Frederick County) in 2002. Six years later they started selling their wine and soon after they became one of the most respected wineries in Maryland.
As first reported by Biz Journals, Black Ankle Vineyards has recently decided to expand, purchasing farms in Carroll County and Montgomery County. “The Montgomery County location, a 230-acre farm at 25201 Peach Tree Road in Clarksburg, was purchased for about $1.7 million in December, and they bought the Carroll County farm, a 150-acre property on Rinehart Road in Westminster, the next month for $706,000.” (https://www.bizjournals.com/baltimore/news/2018/03/26/with-two-new-farms-mount-airys-black-ankle.html)
The Carroll County location will primarily be used to grow more grapes for wine production, while the MoCo location in Clarksburg will include a tasting room similar to their Mount Airy location.
It will take 3-5 years for the vineyard to produce viable grapes, so it may be a while before the Clarksburg tasting room is available, but it’s on the way!